Inflammation of the intestines or gastrointestinal tract is called stomach flu or gastric flu and it is also known as gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis usually affects the stomach and also the small intestine. This is contagious disease, so strict policy about contacts with other people during period of infection must be maintained.
Gastroenteritis are cause by viruses that can be found in various food types such as seafood, bakery products, contaminated water, reheated food, badly prepared food, dairy products, etc.
Symptoms of gastroenteritis may be dysentery and bloody stools, acute diarrhea, inflammation of the intestines or gastrointestinal tract, vomiting and nausea, low fever, dehydration, loss of appetite, abdominal cramps and pain, etc. Symptoms last for about one week, and with adequate and proper treatment, things should soon goes back to normal. But if not treated in time gastroenteritis may be very dangerous.
Although your doctor will prescribe you with some medications, in addition to it, you can use homeopathic remedies as well. Homeopathic remedies are harmless and have no side effects. When you consult with your homeopathic expert, he or she will advice you on the way of use and dosage. Here is a list of dome of the homeopathic remedies that are proven to be very useful in cases of gastroenteritis.
Best choice of homeopathic remedy for inflammation soothing and elevating the symptoms is an herb called slippery elm. Together with herbs like St. John’s Wood, garlic and cayenne, they should be consumed it in the form of tea, up to three times per day.
In cases of upset stomach or elevating nausea, homeopathy recommends herbs such as lady’s mantle and meadowsweet. Both of theses homeopathic remedy herbs should be used several times per day, in form of tea. They both have excellent properties for relieving upset stomach problems.
In cases of viral inflammation of the intestines or gastrointestinal tract, you should try some anti viral herbs like red raspberry, aloe vera, calendula, Echinacea, barley, licorice etc. But theses anti viral herbs should only be used together with some anti viral medications.
In cases when bacteria is cause of gastroenteritis there are several anti bacterial homeopathic herbs to use, but same as with anti viral ones, they should only be used together with regular prescribed antibiotic medications. Such herbs are Echinacea, red clover, yellow dock, goldenseal, garlic, buchu and others.
For relieving symptoms like nausea, indigestion and stomach upset, and for relaxing and calming purposes, best choice of homeopathic remedy herbs are peppermint and chamomile. Both of these herbs have excellent results in calming and soothing any symptoms of gastroenteritis.